Coronavirus update

7 September 2020, we have restarted our non-COVID work

With the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, we stopped recruiting to the NIHR BioResource, except for Coronavirus studies.

We are delighted to announce that from 7 September, in addition to recruiting to Coronavirus studies, we are now restarting non-COVID work. This follows our temporary closure of all other projects in March.

Over the next few weeks, recruitment will restart for Rare Diseases, NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) and Mental Health, as well as IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), IMID (Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases) and our collaboration with NHSBT (National Health Service Blood and Transplant) to enroll blood donors.

Not all recruiting sites will be opened straight away, especially as a lot of clinics are now held virtually, but we are working with our researchers to come up with innovative and flexible options for recruitment to assist them with their research.

In addition we are in conversation with researchers to recommence our support to experimental medicine studies and clinical trials.

Our BioResource staff are still working from home and some of our phone numbers and email accounts are not being monitored regularly.

We are sorry if we cannot respond as quickly as usual.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 090 22 33 or nbr@bioresource.nihr.ac.uk, if you have any questions.